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JamesMillar
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jayen, post: 271539, member: 54988 wrote:
I would rather do it myself sub-optimally, or even incorrectly, than have someone else do it for me, even if the other person’s services were offered for free.

That’s an interesting decision-making model – hopefully not the same you apply in your IT projects for others.

I might also add that the ATO doesn’t offer a DIY “close enough” concession so be mindful of that as well. If you think accountants are frustrating I can assure you that a four-year ATO income tax audit is considerably worse. The burden of evidence/proof is reversed under Australian Tax Law so when the Commissioner (audit case officer) makes a decision then it’s up to you to succeed with a formal objection and prove you are correct not vice versa.